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Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

Bayside

Christmas story told by church’s Nativity

Redeemer Luther Church in Bayside held its annual Living Nativity, a performance depicting the birth of Jesus Christ, over the weekend on the church’s lawn, at 36-01 Bell Blvd. Dozens of people gathered Sunday night to watch the event, which featured a donkey and other farm animals. Comment.
Sunnyside

Sunnyside’s Bar 43 links business and charity

When Mickey McCreesh and his partner Nick Murphy opened Bar 43 in April 2008, they decided to make charity work a part of their business plan, so two years ago they joined with nine other restaurants and bars to form an association called Sunnyside Boulevard Bars. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Whitestone

Obituary: Steven S. Zedlovich, 69

Steven S. Zedlovich, 69, a resident of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., for five years and formerly of Whitestone, died Dec. 14 at his home. Comment.
Woodside

Truck kills Woodside school boy

A still shaken friend and neighbor witnessed the tragic death of 8-year-old Noshat Nahin, who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Woodside as he walked to school last week. Comments (2).

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Bayside

Braunstein pushes bill on campus rape

State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) has been highlighting Columbia University’s alleged mishandling of rape complaints to promote a bill he drafted that would require universities to refer such crimes to police within 24 hours. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill native fatally shot on Liberty Avenue

A 23-year-old man was gunned down in Richmond Hill early Sunday after several men tried to jump him, police and the man’s friends said. Comments (175).
Bayside

Police bring holiday cheer to St. Mary’s

Police officers from several NYPD units, including Emergency Service Unit 10, the Brookyln Warrant Squad, Mounted police, K-9 officers and Highway Patrol, visited St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside Tuesday afternoon to drop off donations from their holiday drive. Comment.
Bayside

New Councilman Paul Vallone to run office out of Bell Plaza

City Councilman-elect Paul Vallone has signed a lease to operate his district office out of Suite 507 in Bell Plaza at 42-40 Bell Blvd. Comments (1).

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

Woodside

Schumer wants more funding for Federal Railroad Admin.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have proclaimed the Federal Railroad Administration so financially strapped that it can inspect only 1 percent of the nation’s railroads and urged that more money be allocated for the agency in the name of safety on the rails. Comments (1).
Woodside

Motorcylist and pedestrian die in ‘Boulevard of Death’ accident: NYPD

Both a Yonkers motorcyclist and a 78-year-old woman were killed in a Queens Boulevard crash Saturday evening, police said. Comment.
Bellerose

Hot dog truck ignites at Glen Oaks Mobil

A Bellerose resident said it would be a long road back to work after her hot dog truck burst into flames Monday morning. Comment.
Howard Beach

Pols obtain $2M to fix Sandy-ravaged boro school

Three New York lawmakers have announced the availability of nearly $2 million in federal money to repair damage inflicted on a Howard Beach school by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood resident guilty of extortion

RIDGEWOOD — An illegal Polish immigrant living in the borough was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this week for attempting to rob and extort a family in Westchester County, the U.S. attorney said. Comments (3).
Kew Gardens

Manhattan man solicits undercover boro cop: DA

KEW GARDENS — A 38-year-old van driver, who drives children to school, has been charged with initiating and conducting ongoing sexually explicit conversations online with an undercover detective he believed was a 14-year-old girl from Queens, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Hunt on for cop imposter who struck in boro [With Video]

ELMHURST — Police were looking for a man they say impersonated a cop in order to dupe dozens of people across the city, including two in Queens. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Flushing

Queens College program helps post-Sandy workers

Laborers working on post-Superstorm Sandy reconstruction now have someone looking out for their health. Comment.
Corona

Corona man fatally stabbed on Roosevelt Avenue: Cops

A 25-year-old man was fatally stabbed in front of a Roosevelt Avenue restaurant in Corona early Saturday, the NYPD said, Comments (6).
Flushing

Crowley fasts for immigration reform

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) joined the nationwide “Fast for Families” last week in support of immigration reform that would provide undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship. Comments (6).
South Jamaica

Boro juries find 3 guilty of murder on same day

The borough’s district attorney said three juries returned guilty verdicts in three separate murder cases within hours of each other earlier this month — a first in his memory. Comment.
Flushing

109th celebrates Xmas

Members of the 109th Precinct give out gifts to children at a Christmas event at PS 20 in Flushing Saturday afternoon. Comment.
Rego Park

Police hand out more parking tickets and moving summons during initiative

QUEENS — The Police Department said officers issued hundreds of tickets in the borough last week during a citywide initiative to improve pedestrian safety during the holiday shopping season. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Woodside

Child struck and killed by truck in Woodside: NYPD

A truck driven by an unlicensed driver struck and killed an 8-year-old boy who was walking to school with his sister in Woodside Friday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (5).
Ridgewood

Q58 one of city’s slowest buses: Straphangers Campaign

The Q58 has been designated among the slowest buses in New York City in the transit advocacy agency Straphangers Campaign’s annual Pokey Awards. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst Hospital hosts safety summit

Vehicular accidents involving pedestrians and bicycle riders in the Jackson Heights-Elmhurst-Corona area are so common that Elmhurst Hospital convened a daylong summit last week. Comment.
Little Neck

LIC watch biz heads for old Leviton site

A watch manufacturing company that must vacate its Long Island City headquarters has secured $13 million in subsidies to remain in the city by relocating to the former Leviton site in Little Neck. Comments (9).
Woodhaven

Legislators hope 14 cameras in Forest Park deter sex crimes

State Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) plan to work with the city Department of Parks and Recreation to decide where to install 14 security cameras they hope will deter sexual predators in Forest Park. Comment.
Long Island City

Pulaski traffic raises red flags for residents

The focus on unsafe traffic patterns on bridges emptying into Long Island City has shifted from the Queensboro to the Pulaski bridge. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Key Food takes over site shuttered by Trade Fair

A new Key Food supermarket is scheduled to open in Jackson Heights as early as February, replacing the Trade Fair that closed down without notice last week. Comments (3).
Bay Terrace

Commuters fear depot changes will delay QM2, QM20 buses

Commuters in northeast Queens are worried that bus depot changes could usher in a new year full of delayed express buses. Comments (1).
Long Island City

JetBlue gives $50K to two boro schools

A pair of borough schools will receive $25,000 each to help turn out Queens’ future leaders in the aviation industry. Comment.
Long Island City

Food Bazaar opens shop

A gigantic supermarket has opened on Northern Boulevard where Long Island City, Sunnyside and Astoria come together. Comment.
Forest Hills

Trial set for three others in ‘Cannibal Cop’ probe

A trial is set to begin next month for the New Jersey man accused of conspiring with the Forest Hills “Cannibal Cop” and two others snagged in the FBI investigation. Comment.
College Point

City announces restoration for MacNeil Park esplanade

The city Parks Department has declared MacNeil Park, which was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, due for a $2.4 million face-lift. Comment.
Flushing

City OKs Bowne House center plan

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a $2.8 million plan to build a visitor’s center for Flushing’s historic John Bowne House in late November. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria plays host to Philippine typhoon fund-raiser

The founder of the Queens County Market decided to appeal to people’s taste buds to support typhoon relief in the Philippines Sunday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Man attacks Fresh Meadows woman [With Video]

FRESH MEADOWS — A gunman attacked a woman, 66, who was unloading her car in her driveway around 11 p.m. Dec. 5, police said. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man, 68, reported missing

EAST ELMHURST — Police from the 115th Precinct were seeking the public’s help in locating a missing person last seen Dec. 10. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Flushing

Updated: RKO Keith’s sold to developer for $30M

The landmarked RKO Keith’s theater in Flushing was sold to developer JK Equities for $30 million Monday. Comments (3).
Flushing

Senior dies in fire at Flushing retirement home

A 73-year-old woman died in a fire that broke out in her Flushing House Retirement Home apartment early Thursday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Frat pledge dies in hazing: DA

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) has already started work on hazing legislation following a fraternity incident that led to the death of Baruch College freshman Chun “Michael” Deng from Oakland Gardens in Queens. Comments (1).
Long Island City

East River ferry to set sail to LIC for next five years

The Bloomberg administration announced a five-year contract extension for the East River ferry Friday. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens economy on a roll

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli presented a new study that shows Queens has weathered the recession and is now a model of recovery that the rest of the state can learn from. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Ridgewood site may join Superfund list

Decades after a chemical company involved with the Manhattan Project closed, the government has returned to the defunct Ridgewood business in an attempt to designate it a Superfund site. Comment.
Elmhurst

Reformers target Qns. Blvd.

Alternative transportation activists are revving up their campaign to make Queens Boulevard safer and more accessible for bikers, pedestrians and subway and bus riders. Comment.
Glendale

Glendale residents decry homeless shelter plan

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) responded to the city’s decision to push for a controversial homeless shelter in Glendale by chastising the city Department of Homeless Services for failing to stem the need for such facilities. Comment.
Jackson Heights

82nd St. Partnership shows pride in project

The 82nd Street partnership and several Jackson Heights business owners Tuesday celebrated the completion of a restoration project that upgraded several storefronts, but the event was marred by protesters who are fighting the BID’s plan to expand into Corona. Comments (4).
Fresh Meadows

Klein farm’s trees felled

Trees that populated the historic Klein Farm in Fresh Meadows were recently cut down, causing outrage among residents and elected officials. Comment.
Bayside

Avella wants city bridges to be toll free

Queens drivers can always count on a free ride to Manhattan over the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge if state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has his way. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans residents upset over church’s housing plan

Neighbors in St. Albans are planning to make their voices heard at the city Board of Standards & Appeals after the community board and the borough president gave lukewarm approvals to an affordable housing project. Comments (1).
Flushing

Bloomberg to take inaugural ride to new No. 7 line stop on 11th Ave.

Since it will not be ready for regular straphangers until June 2014, the maiden trip of the No. 7 subway extension will take place this Friday so the man under whose administration it was built can take the first ride. Comment.
Corona

Suspect robbed check cashing store with lighter fluid and lighter: NYPD [With Video]

CORONA — Police from the 110th Precinct are asking for help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in a commercial robbery. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Astoria

Red Cross assisting Astoria residents displaced by fire

Fire broke out in a two-story, multi-family house in Astoria Monday afternoon, displacing 18 people who lived there, including four children. Comment.
Astoria

Steinway touts measures to prevent flooding at site

New flood mitigation equipment has cropped up in Long Island City in the form of bark, leaves and ditches along the Steinway & Sons property. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Rego Park

Police chase carjacking suspects to Rego Park where car was dumped: Nassau PD

Nassau County detectives were pursuing four men they say crashed into a 2013 Land Rover in Flower Hill, L.I., stole the vehicle at gunpoint and dragged police into a car chase that ended Sunday night with the suspects ditching the vehicle at Queens Boulevard in Rego Park. Comments (4).

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Woodhaven

NYPD hunting for suspect in Ozone Park attempted rape

Police were looking for a man who allegedly got inside an Ozone Park apartment Friday morning, wielded a knife and tried to rape the woman inside before she fought back, the NYPD said. Comment.

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